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Thanks for coming to Just Answer, if I could get some more information about your Escape, it would help me to better answer your question. Do you know if this is the factory alarm or if your Escape has an aftermarket alarm system, normally the factory alarm honks the horn, an aftermarket has a siren type sound.
It is a factory alarm and the horn and lights flash. I have removed the horn fuse, there is only flashing lights whe the door is opened
There are too many things tied into the system to disable it, it goes through a module that communicates through other modules, if you were to disconnect any modules, there would be many things that would not work. You can try disconnecting the battery for a while and see if that resets it, if not, you will need to get a remote and try locking and unlocking with that.
Greetings Brian I find that you are correct, i had tried all the steps to disarm the alarm to no affect and with out touching any major modules or disassembling, even trying have tried the battery connect and disconnect to no avail. I apppreciate you timebecause you validated the steps I had taken were the best and preventing me from listening to my friend who suggested tracing wires searching for the master and disabling. I will call the Ford dealership andd see if i can quickly acquire a remote. Best regards